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“The long and short of it” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Santa Teresa 344, Cusco, Peru   |  
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Ranked #34 of 145 Hotels in Cusco
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“The long and short of it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights, and had mostly good experiences. Unfortunately, my husband had severe altitude sickness, and needed oxygen. They were most accommodating in delivering the tanks at all hours of the day and night, and ensuring that we knew how to use them. The rooms were fine. The wi-fi is throughout the hotel and free. We were having a little birthday party for my husband with cakes provided by the travel agency. The restaurant gladly set up the table, served the cakes, etc and I only was charged for the coffees and teas.
The only negative was the construction noise. The hotel was recently acquired by the Ramada, and is undergoing renovation so there was constant noise during the day. Most people might not notice it since under normal circumstances, tourists would be out and bout, but since we were confined to the room, it was annoying.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

This hotel was selected by our travelling companions and what a lovely find it was. It may not be the best rated accommodation in Cusco which is a bit disappointing because we thought it was lovely. The staff provide all guests on arrival with a cup of local tea (helpful for those suffering altitude sickness) which is surprisingly pleasant to taste. They deliver your luggage to the room (no lifts unfortunately) and don't expect a tip for the privilege (but are very appreciative when you offer). The ambience of the hotel is very soothing and you actually feel as if you are visiting a local hacienda and staying in a family bedroom. Our room overlooked one of the main streets and we had our own verandah which we could step out onto to watch various activities up and down the street. The room was warm, cosy and clean. Even though it was a bit oldy worldy, but not dated, there were modernised facilities as well, particularly the bathroom. We both felt quite safe walking around the city centre but we were also constantly aware of our surroundings. The city of Cusco seems to be a relatively friendly place to visit so long as you stick to the main areas. Overall, I would rate this hotel as a great place to stay, but the only criticism we had was the restaurant for an evening meal, I suspect there are much better places to eat as the menu was very limited and slightly expensive for what you ordered, otherwise it was a lovely place to come home to after touring the region.

Room Tip: Ask for the upper front section if you want to experience true Cusco style accommodation
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

8 friends and I stayed in this hotel for three nights as part of a recent Country Walkers trip in Peru. It is authentic and well-located. Restaurant serves good and easy breakfast. (They have a full restaurant, but we chose lunch and dinner spots elsewhere because of the number of good dining options in Cusco.) Beautiful courtyard and good service. However, because of the authentic original colonial historic building, some rooms are quite noisy even during the night and chilly during Peruvian winter. Great location and introduction to Cusco. But not a "pampering" type of experience. All said, though, I would choose to stay there again because of location.

Room Tip: No pool or spa
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Beautiful old hotel a short walk to Plaza Des Armas. We had one of the "colonial" rooms facing the street, which was nice during the day for standing on the balcony watching Crazy Cusco Cabdrivers go by. At night, or more precisely early morning, the busy street could get loud. The staff were very, very friendly and helpful, especially the woman who worked the front desk during the day. She arranged for a taxi for us to get to Urubamba (over an hour away) and spoke to the cabbie personally to make sure we got a good fare. I wish I kept her name so I could tell the management. Big bathroom with whirlpool tub. The biggest disappointment was the restaurant / bar. Under construction, it was a dump at the beginning of August.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the main street can get loud before dawn, but closing the doors to the balcony mini...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

This hotel has so much charm, particularly the courtyard. The staff is very welcoming and accommodating. We arrived very early, and were able to check into our room. What a treat since we flew through the night. The coca tea in the lobby was a nice treat too. Free wifi and spacious rooms were a plus. If it matters to you, there really wasn't much of a bar, but the city is filled with great night life, so we didn't mind at all.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

Very Noisy hôtel due to major construction work in the hotel, next to the bed rooms.

No information had been displayed regarding this. This is a shame for a 4 stars hotel.

No possibility to have better room even after asking to change multiple times.

If you need some rest during the day, choose another hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We stayed in this hotel on two occsions as part of an organized tour of Peru. While we were there they were very busy remodeling the entire place so there was some construction disruption (some areas blocked off, some hallways defined by plastic barriers, and some daytime noise, etc.). However, even with the construction we were pleased with the accomodations. On the first visit we had a standard room, about the same size as a standard motel room in the US, with a view of another building across a non discript courtyard. The bed was comfortable and amenities as expected. As this particular room had yet to be updated by the construction crew, it did show a bit of wear and tear.

On our 2nd visit later in the tour we were all upgraded to "courtyard side" rooms. It seems our tour guide complained about the construction noise during the day and got them to provide the upgrade on our return visit. WOW. These rooms were wonderful. King bed instead of a pair of regular doubles. Emense room, with seperate sitting area, new everything, great shower. Simply marvelous. The front door opened directly to the hote's central courtyard which was very convenient. Due to topography our room which faced the street was about 5-7 feet below street level so even though there was a window rather than looking up at all the passing people we kept the drapes closed.

In the hotel courtyard during the day was a Peruvian lady in traditional peruvian clothing (see picture) weaving that marvelous colorful cloth typical of the area and she had a baby lallma (or maybe it was an alpaca) with her. Quite picturesque.

The Old section of Cusco has several squares or plazas, the main one being Plaza de Armas. Then there are several others within a few blocks. This Hotel is within 50 yards of one of these plazas and within 2.5 blocks (less than 5 minute walk) of Plaza de Armas where the main action is. There's lots of shopping nearby for both "tourist" stuff as well as fashion and regular items (drugstore, market, etc) as well as an outrageous number of restaurants - mostly ringing Plaza de Armas.

As Cusco is at 11,200 ft elevation, having a hotel so close to many of the main attractions of the area is a great advantage for people who live their normal life at or near sea level. It's very easy to just walk 10 minutes back to the hotel for a quick rest when the altitude gets to you. Then an hour later resume your sight seeing.

The only real annoyance is that there are always 2 or 3 very persistant street venders on the sidewalk in front ot he hotel entrance that you must navigate through as you come and go. This is to be expected in third world countries but coming from the US we're not used to it. What we found worked is to ask them their name and tell them your interested but later. Then each time you pass by say something like (Hi Jane, really like your whatever, I'll be sure to get one before we leave." Then you only need to deal with a real "No thank you" one time when you exit with your suitcases and ar jumping on your bus or into your taxi.

Room Tip: Ask for a newly updated room. If you have the $$ go for the big rooms around the central courtyard.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Santa Teresa 344, Cusco, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Cusco
#23 Romantic Hotel in Cusco
#27 Family Hotel in Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco 3*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Costa del Sol Picoaga is located in a colonial-era mansion that is considered part of the cultural heritage of the city of Cusco. The building dates back to the 17th century, when the Marquis de Picoaga arrived in the city and built himself a new home, employing stonework and murals. The hotel is divided between a colonial wing and a contemporary wing, combining stone archways, a beautiful patio, a fountain and original murals dating from the architecture of the 17th century with all the comforts of a modern, contemporary hotel. The rooms have been designed for the comfort of the guests and are spacious, peaceful and fully equipped. They have Wi-Fi internet connections, cable television, direct dial telephones, safe deposit boxes and a mini-bar. The hotel conserves all the beauty of an old colonial mansion and provides the welcoming service that will make you feel special during every day of your stay with us. ... more   less 
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